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All Passenger Pick-up/Drop-off Moves to OAK's Third Curbside Temporarily Early-Morning Sunday

All Passenger Pick-up/Drop-off Moves to OAK’s Third Curbside Temporarily Early-Morning Sunday

Press Releases
May 18th, 2007

*** TRAFFIC ADVISORY***

-- First Curbside to be Closed Temporarily to Ensure Safety of Airport Users --

Travelers and other Oakland International Airport (OAK) users are advised of lane closures scheduled this weekend on airport roadways. The closed sections of roadway will be clearly marked, traffic enforcement will be maintained, and detour signs will redirect motorists. Moderate delays are expected.

From 12:30 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2007, contractors will be removing old overhead crosswalk canopies at OAK's Terminal 2. To ensure the safety of airport users, it is necessary to close the first curbside for all passenger drop-off and pick-up during the construction period.

The construction activity is related to OAK's $300 million Terminal Improvement Program, which includes improvements to all airport roadways and curbsides. Begun in 2004, the Terminal Improvement Program is designed to add convenience, security and customer service to the travel experience by using "green building technology. In Terminal 2, the program includes the recently opened seven-gate concourse, food court and shopping area, passenger screening area, baggage claim and in-line explosives detection baggage screening system. By summer 2007, expanded ticketing will open. Once completed in 2008, the program will comfortably accommodate the needs of OAK's over 14 million annual passengers.

OAK has over 200 flights a day on 13 domestic and international carriers to 41 nonstop destinations, including Atlanta, Boston, Columbus (begins 6/07), Fort Lauderdale, the Hawaiian Islands, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Mexico and seasonal service to the Azores (Portugal), Sun Valley, Idaho and Vancouver. OAK is a revenue division of the Port of Oakland, an independent department of the city of Oakland. OAK has served the travel needs of San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors for 80 years. Visit oaklandairport.com for more information.

-OAK-

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